Researcher Profiles

Dominic Thewlis

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Dominic Thewlis works in the field of biomechanics (the application of mechanics to understand biological phenomena), specifically orthopaedic (our bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments) biomechanics. He is an NHMRC R.D Wright Fellow (2017-2021). He is recognised as an emerging leader in the field with awards from the International Society of Biomechanics (footwear biomechanics group), International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics community, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, and the ORS (USA).

Dr Jo Zhou

Lecturer
Faculty of Sciences

Dr Zhou is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She leads the Pregnancy and Early Childhood Nutrition Research Program at the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide. Prior to completing her PhD, she was an obstetrician (qualified in China) and a clinical dietitian. Her research focuses on nutrition interventions in pregnancy and early childhood to improve pregnancy outcomes and the long-term health of mothers and children.

Dr Richard Wiechula

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Rick Wiechula is a Senior Lecturer in the Adelaide Nursing School and the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Practice South Australia : A Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence. He is a registered nurse with a clinical background in orthopaedic and plastic surgical nursing. The focus of his teaching is evidence-based practice and in particular knowledge translation and knowledge synthesis. Research activities include wound care, practice improvement and the conduct of systematic reviews.

Dr Lynn Ward

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Lynn Ward
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology
Positive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology

Dr Matthew Stephenson

Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Matthew Stephenson is a Research Fellow within the Implementation Science team at the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). He is the Academic Lead for the JBI Renal Care node and the JBI Emergency & Trauma node. Matthew has a background in medical science and has experience in conducting literature reviews and systematic reviews, developing evidence summaries, and writing research reports. He has expertise in the synthesis and implementation of evidence to facilitate improvements in health care practice and patient outcomes.

Amanda Le Couteur

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Amanda LeCouteur is Associate Professor, Psychology, at the University of Adelaide, Australia, where she teaches in the fields of gender, research methods and philosophy of science. She has published in the areas of racism, education, gender and health. She also has a long-standing interest in the field of elite achievement, and acts as a recruiting and development consultant in the Australian Football League. Her current research involves analysis of real-life interaction in contexts such as help-line, medical and counseling interactions.

Dr Mark Corbett

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My primary research aim is to map the genetic landscape of neurological disorders, with a view to understanding the basic biology of cognition and to provide an in-road for therapies for these devastating disorders.

My PhD training was centred on the analysis of a transgenic mouse model for the most commonly observed congenital myopathy (nemaline myopathy). This project showed me the value and power of an accurate model to facilitate understanding of the aetiology of human genetic disease from physiology down to the molecular level.

Dr Nengye Liu

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Nengye Liu joined the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide as a Senior Lecturer in January 2017. He was educated in Wuhan University (China, LLB and LLM) and Ghent University (Belgium, Doctor of Law). Prior to moving to Adelaide, he had worked in China, Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom and NSW. Dr Liu has published more than 50 articles in fields of international law of the sea and international environmental law.

Professor Arvid Hoffmann

Professor of Marketing
Faculty of the Professions

I am a Professor of Marketing at the University of Adelaide Business School. Moreover, I am a research fellow at the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging, and Retirement (Netspar) and the Behavioral Finance Working Group (Queen Mary University of London). I am also a senior associate at the Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services (Nottingham University).

Professor Claire Roberts

Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Claire Roberts is a graduate of Flinders University (BA 1985) and the University of Adelaide (BSc 1988, BSc Hons 1990, PhD 1995). She is Deputy Director of the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide South Australia where she leads the Pregnancy and Birth Theme and the Cohort and Intergenerational Studies Facility.

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